Sumie – Sumie (2013)

Sumie-Sumie-COVERAs winter settles in, many of us are getting ready for an overall quaintness. Domestically seen coziness is typically of female concern. Therefore its quite natural dropping ¬†temperatures cause an¬†increase of releases coming from¬†female singer songwriters. Only question is, which splendor¬†will be the most successful this year?¬†Chances are¬†the new album of the Danish pianist Agnes Obel will end up underneath many Christmas trees. However, the¬†competition field is very strong and, for whats its worth, ¬†mostly Scandinavian. Next to Obel,¬†¬†Ane Brun, Nina Kinert, Titiyo and Laura Marling are just a few names who want to make winter a soothing experience.¬†In the niches of this all-female battle smaller acts are still hoping to make an impact in this scene. The Swedish-Japanese Sumie Nagano is one of them. With a significant marketing buzz her self-titled debut was brought to stores at the beginning of this month. On forehand Sumie‚Äôs CD seems to be at least a fine example of Just-in-Time management. Now let’s hope she musically able to convince as well.

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